Khodja Maggiz Mausoleum

Architectural sights in Margilan

Khodja Maggiz Mausoleum. Architectural sights in MargilanMargilan (Marghilan) is one of the oldest cities of Uzbekistan with a history of 2000 years; there is a unique building - the mausoleum of Khodja Maggiz.

It was built in the early 18th century and now the landmark is one of the few buildings of Margilan that have survived local earthquakes. The sacred burial was constructed for the Arab warlord Ibn Maggiz Zhabal, who served the Prophet Mohammed. According to the legend Ibn Zhabal was sent to the Fergana Valley to make local population adopt Islam.

The dome of the mausoleum is 4.4 meters in diameter and located on the drum, which has a peculiar structure: the lower part has a faceted surface and the upper - cylindrical. The mausoleum of Khodja-Maggiz has a rectangular shape. Unique structure is the fact that the tomb inside the single chamber is an octagonal room, and it is very rare to find in the buildings of Islamic architecture. The interior of the tomb represented a combination of exquisite decor, nobility and purity of the forms of decoration and wonderful floral designs.

Khodja Maggiz Mausoleum was one of the most famous in the Khanate of Kokand, and now it is one of the finest architectural sights of Marghilan.

 

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